Webbrowserpassview: why you should not "remember" passwords by browser
WebBrowserPassView v1.58 Copyright (c) 2011 - 2015 Nir Sofer
Webbrowserpassview is a free program called nirsoft.net that automatically scans the browsers installed on your system for the passwords they remember. Whether it is Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Opera, the application will easily recover all your (or not your) passwords by dumping them into one convenient list. Considering that we spend most of the time online today, this program can be considered one of the most dangerous, because anyone can scan your laptop and immediately get access to your personal accounts on all sites that you visit.
The application does not need to be installed - it is portable and easy to run from a flash drive. After launch, you get a complete list of all passwords, which you can immediately save to an HTML file and print it!
Of course, you shouldn’t use a “memory” of passwords that is now embedded in all browsers - it’s better to enter them manually from memory each time - your brain is more difficult to hack than the browser’s password storage.
WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that displays passwords stored in the following web browsers: Internet Explorer (Version 4.0 - 11.0), Mozilla Firefox (All Versions), Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera.
This tool can be used to recover lost / forgotten passwords of any website, including popular websites like Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Gmail, as long as the password is stored in your browser.
After retrieving your lost passwords, you can save them in the text / html / csv / xml file using the "Save selected items" option (Ctrl + S).
System requirements and restrictions
- This utility works on any version of Windows, starting with Windows 2000, and up to Windows 8, including 64-bit systems. Older versions of Windows (Windows 98 / ME) are not supported, because this utility is a Unicode application.
- Currently, WebBrowserPassView cannot get passwords if they are encrypted with a master password. Master password support may be added in future versions.
- Currently, WebBrowserPassView can not get passwords from an external hard drive. Support may be added in future releases.
- On Internet Explorer 7.0-9.0, passwords are encrypted using the URL of the website, so WebBrowserPassView uses Internet Explorer history to decrypt passwords. If you clear the history of Internet Explorer, WebBrowserPassView will not be able to get passwords.
- In Google Chrome, passwords originally imported from Internet Explorer 7.0-9.0 cannot be decrypted.
WebBrowserPassView does not require installation or additional DLL files. To start using it, simply run the executable file - WebBrowserPassView.exe
After its launch, the main window of WebBrowserPassView displays a list of all web browsers and passwords found on your system. You can select one or several passwords and then copy the list to the clipboard (Ctrl + C) or export them to a text / html / csv / xml file (Ctrl + S).
False Virus / Trojan Warning
Antivirus can get this tool is infected with a Trojan / Virus.
Translation of WebBrowserPassView into other languages
To translate WebBrowserPassView into another language, follow the instructions below:
- Run a WebBrowserPassView with the / savelangfile parameter:
- WebBrowserPassView.exe / savelangfile
- a file named WebBrowserPassView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of the utility WebBrowserPassView.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all entry lines into the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and / or link to your website. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it will be used in the "About" window.
- After the translation is complete, Ran WebBrowserPassView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to launch WebBrowserPassView without translation, just rename the language file, or move it to another folder.
WebBrowserPassView is also available in other languages
In the case of the webbrowserpassview_lng.ini, it is possible to change the language.
|German||"Latino" auf WinTotal||18/02/2015||1.58|
|/ LoadPasswordsIE <0 | 1>||The Internet Explorer Web browser. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.|
|/ LoadPasswordsFirefox <0 | 1>||Specifies whether to download the passwords of the Firefox Web browser. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.|
|/ LoadPasswordsChrome <0 | 1>||Specifies whether to download the passwords of the Chrome Web browser. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.|
|/ LoadPasswordsOpera <0 | 1>||Opera Web browser. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.|
|/ LoadPasswordsSafari <0 | 1>||Specifies whether to download the passwords of the Safari Web browser. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.|
| / UseFirefoxProfileFolder <0 | 1>
/ FirefoxProfileFolder <Folder>
| Specifies the profile of the Firefox folder to load, for example:
WebBrowserPassView.exe / UseFirefoxProfileFolder 1 / FirefoxProfileFolder "C: \ Documents and Settings \ admin \ Application Data \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ 7a2ttm2u.default"
| / UseFirefoxInstallFolder <0 | 1>
/ FirefoxInstallFolder <Folder>
| Specifies the installation folder of Firefox to use, for example:
WebBrowserPassView.exe / UseFirefoxInstallFolder 1 / FirefoxInstallFolder "C: \ Program Files \ Mozilla Firefox"
| / UseChromeProfileFolder <0 | 1>
/ ChromeProfileFolder <Folder>
|Specifies the profile of the Chrome Web browser to load.|
| / UseOperaPasswordFile <0 | 1>
/ OperaPasswordFile <Password>
| Specifies the master password of Opera, for example:
WebBrowserPassView.exe / UseOperaPasswordFile 1 / OperaPasswordFile "Thgr55f6"
|/ stext <Filename>||Save the passwords list into a regular text file.|
|/ stab <Filename>||Save the passwords list into a tab-delimited text file.|
|/ scomma <Filename>||Save the passwords list into a comma-delimited text file (csv).|
|/ stabular <Filename>||Save the passwords list into a tabular text file.|
|/ shtml <Filename>||Save the passwords list into HTML file (Horizontal).|
|/ sverhtml <Filename>||Save the passwords list into HTML file (Vertical).|
|/ sxml <Filename>||Save the passwords list into XML file.|
|/ skeepass <Filename>||Save your passwords list into csv file.|
|/ sort <column>|| For the desired column. If you don’t have this option, you can’t make it clear. If you want, you can specify the URL and the Web Browser. You can specify the '~' prefix character (eg: "~ Web Browser") if you want to sort it in descending order. If you want to sort through multiple columns.
|/ nosort||The list will be saved without any sort.|
This utility is released as freeware. You can use it at home. However, it’s not a problem. You are also allowed to use the floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet connection. If you distribute this utility, you must include all the files!
The software is not limited to, or expressed or implied. Respectively any kind of incident.
If you have any problems, you can find out more.
- Version 1.58:
- Fixed WebBrowserPassView to display username / password with non-English characters on Chrome Web browser.
- Version 1.57:
- WebBrowserPassView now detects the profile of Chromium Web browser.
- Version 1.56:
- Removed from the official version. A version of this tool with full command-line support will be posted on a separated Web page.
- Version 1.55:
- Added support for Firefox 32 (logins.json).
- Version 1.50:
- Updated to work with the latest versions of Opera.
- Version 1.46:
- Added secondary sorting support. When you click on the second / third / fourth column. The Shift key.
- Version 1.45:
- Added support for SeaMonkey Web browser.
- Version 1.43:
- Fixed to work with Firefox 22.
- Version 1.42:
- Opera Web browser: Fixed to
- Version 1.41:
- Improved the password decryption on IE10 / Windows 7.
- Version 1.40:
- Added support for the passwords of Internet Explorer 10.
- Version 1.37:
- WebBrowserPassView now reads the passwords from all profiles of the Chrome Web browser.
- Version 1.36:
- Fixed bug: WebBrowserPassView failed to work with master password containing non-English characters.
- Version 1.35:
- Firefox browser software.
- Added 'Mark Odd / Even Rows' option, under the View menu. It can be easier to read the single line.
- Fixed issue on the multi-monitors system.
- Version 1.30:
- Add new command-line options: / LoadPasswordsIE, / LoadPasswordsFirefox, / LoadPasswordsChrome, / LoadPasswordsOpera, and more ...
- Version 1.26:
- Fixed bug: WebbrowserPassView failed to get the passwords of firefox and chrome,
- Version 1.25:
- Added 'User Name Field' and 'Password Field' columns for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera Web browsers.
- Version 1.20:
- Added Weak, Weak, Medium, Strong, or Very Strong.
- Version 1.15:
- Added support for Safari Web browser (passwords are decrypted from keychain.plist)
- Version 1.12:
- WebBrowserPassView now passwords of Chrome Canary.
- Version 1.11:
- The passwords of the Chrome Web browser are now even when the password file is locked by Chrome.
- Version 1.10:
- Opera password file (wand.dat).
- Imporved the detection of Opera password password file (wand.dat).
- Version 1.05:
- Firefox installation.
- Google Chrome (For example: C: \ Documents and Settings \ Administrator \ Local Settings \ Application Data \ Google \ Chrome \ User Data \ Default)
This is a feature that has been created by the current logged on user. Loading from external drive is not supported yet.
- Version 1.00 - First release.